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panics G and K, which together had nineteen men, and which I think were fair averages, there were 190 men, including officers, in the fort. We lost in the two regiments about forty men, nearly all of them killed after the capture of the fort.
The records show that the whole of Gibbon's Corps and two divisions of another corps were in the fight of Fort Gregg.
The dead of the enemy lay literally in heaps, much thicker than they were in front of the stone fence at Fredericksburg, or in the angle at Spotsylvania Courthouse. I think I am conservative in saying that General Gibbon lost 1,200 men killed outright around Fort Gregg.
The following named members of the Claiborne Guards, Company K, 1 2th Mississippi Regiment, were in Fort Gregg, and assisted in its defense: Captain A. K. Jones, Corporal H. K. Fuller, H. M. Colson, W. W. Coutch, H. W. Porter, J. H. Roberts, A. J. Sevier, G. W. H. Shaifer, J. H. Simms, W. R. Thompson, and Pearson Wells.
W. D. Brown was wounded before we got into the fort, and did not enter, but went on to the rear.
John H. Roberts was shot some minutes after the capture of the fort, as many of our men were.
For some time the Natchez Fencibles, Company G, were attached to Company K, and both regarded as one company.
There were of the Natchez Fencibles present in Fort Gregg: Lieutenant Glasscock, Sergeant Barlow, Sergeant Lecand, Corporal Murray, Naftel Underwood, Joseph Vandyke, and West.
O' Brien and Podesta were wounded in front of the fort, and did not enter it. James Vandyke was wounded in the fort, and got out and went to the rear before the assault was made.
King was on the front line. If he was in the fort he was killed.
He was not with us a prisoner.